NEWS RELEASE    

Feb. 27, 2006
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Baldwin City, Kan. — As part of Baker University’s Artist and Lecture Series, the Celtic music ensemble Cherish the Ladies will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Rice Auditorium.

Cherish the Ladies are comprised of Joanie Madden (flute, whistles, harmony vocals), Heidi Talbot (lead vocals, bodhran), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Mirella Murray (accordion) and Roisin Dillon (fiddle).

Founded nearly 20 years ago, the Irish-American performers received the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s International group of the year award and the Irish Voice Newspaper’s entertainment group of the year award. The group has shared the stage with entertainers James Taylor, Joan Baez and Emmy Lou Harris.

The “Celtic Album,” the group’s collaboration with the Boston Pops Symphony, led to a 1999 Grammy nomination.

Step dancers from the region will join Cherish the Ladies at the show.

“The audience can expect to hear beautiful, melodic, exuberant and lively music played with outstanding skill and artistry by every member of the band,” said Susan Buehler, director of the Artist and Lecture Series. “The music encompasses Irish
and American traditions and is appealing to audiences of every age.”

Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for youths. Tickets are available at the Baker University business office, Baldwin State Bank, Mid-America Bank and Kansas State Bank. They also are available at the door 30 minutes before the show.
For more information, contact Buehler at 594-8421 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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